Christ in Our Home devotions May 23 - May 29, 2016

Christ In Our Home Devotions

2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Faith trusts in God’s power completely


1. Make the sign of the cross over yourself and say:
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


2. Pray Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer:
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger. Keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things. Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have graciously kept me this day. Forgive me all my sins, and graciously keep me this night. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things. Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.


3. Pray the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.


4. Pray the Prayer of the Week
O God, you rule over all things in wisdom and kindness. Take away everything that may be harmful and give us whatever is good; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


5. Say the Apostles’ Creed:
     I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
     I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
     I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


6. Pray the Psalm of the Week: Psalm 100
Refrain: Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord a new song.

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.*
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.*
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;*
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Refrain

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;*
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;*
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son*
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,*
is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Refrain

  
7. Say the Verse of the Week:
Alleluia.  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Alleluia.  (Psalm 119:105)


8. Read a Devotion or the Following Suggested Scriptures
M: 2 Kings 15-17, John 6:1-21
T: 2 Kings 18-19, John 6:22-44
W: 2 Kings 20-22, John 6:45-71
T: 2 Kings 23-25, John 7:1-31
F: 1 Chronicles 1-2, John 7:32-53
S: 1 Chronicles 3-5, John 8:1-20
S: 1 Chronicles 6-7, John 8:21-36 & Worship in the House of the Lord


9. Prayer of JOY: Jesus; Others; and Yourself


10. Sing or Say the Hymn of the Week: 
404  Faith Is a Living Power from Heaven
1  Faith is a living pow’r from heav’n
That grasps the promise God has giv’n,
A trust that cannot be o’erthrown,
Fixed heartily on Christ alone.

2  Faith finds in Christ whate’er we need
To save or strengthen us indeed,
Receiving grace from heaven’s throne
And humbly sharing cross and crown.

3  Faith in the Savior brings us peace
And bids the mourner’s weeping cease;
By faith the children’s place we claim
And give all honor to one name.

Text: Petrus Herbert, d. 1571, abr.; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827–78, alt.


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